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White Redbud - single stem Tree
White Redbud - single stem Leaf
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White Redbud - single stem Additional Product Shot 269
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Spacing: 15' to 20'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
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White Redbud - single stem
Cercis canadensis 'Alba'
$375.00
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The White Redbud tree (or "Whitebud") is a cool and classy white-flowered version of our native purplish-pink Redbud tree which meshes with more color schemes than the original. Plant it with yellow Butterflies Magnolia and pink Weeping Flowering Cherry for a spring blossom extravaganza, or underplant a grove of White Redbuds with native wildflowers like Virginia Bluebells and pink Woodland Phlox for a satisfying and soothing spring picture. This easy-to-grow, small to medium-sized ornamental tree is perfect for informal gardens in sun or shade, and it's invaluable in transitioning between sunny areas and woodlands - a role native Redbuds often play in the wild.

 

 

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Spacing: 15' to 20'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Show more ›
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The Story

White-blooming Redbuds are extremely rare; only a few have ever been introduced.  The one we grow, ‘Alba,’ originated in the Carthage, Missouri nursery of John Teas, circa 1900.  As a poor boy in Indiana, Teas carried home seedlings in his school lunchpail.  As a young man, his obituary said, he traveled by foot, coach, train, and steamboat to work at a Rochester nursery.  (No telling how long that trip took, in 1850.)  If only he’d been less modest and named his Redbud after himself!  Then, more might still know his story and his name.

The Details

This Redbud blooms a magnificent display of pure white flower clusters before the deep green, heart shaped leaves appear in the spring. The flowers extend from the trunk to the tips of the branches. You will love this small tree that can be utilized anywhere in your landscape.

How to Grow

White Redbud is not as robust a grower as your average pink-flowering Redbud, but it still makes a fine specimen in a reasonably short amount of time.  Be sure to keep all suckers from the base of the tree clipped off.  You want all of the plant’s energy going to the white-flowering branches, not diverted by the common pink ones.  This is one tree that benefits from a siting where it can be viewed from underneath.  Those charcoal branches with pearly-white blossoms against a blue sky—magical.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 5
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 9
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Avg Mature Height 20'
Avg Mature Width 20'
Spacing 15' to 20'
Growth Rate Medium
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Yellow
Flower Color White
Flower Time Early Spring
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies Yes
Attracts Hummingbirds Yes
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant No
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native Yes
Salt Tolerance/Seashore Yes
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance Yes
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions No
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest No
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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Scale

Size: B

Size B

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Size B Trees:

8-9' tall when shipped with well developed branching and structure with a strong trunk. This fast growing flowering tree will push growth of up to 4' in its very first year after planting. You can expect flowering right away on this mature tree size. Grown in our #15 tree container.

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White Redbud - single stem Tree
White Redbud - single stem Leaf
White Redbud - single stem Additional Product Shot 821
White Redbud - single stem Additional Product Shot 269
White Redbud - single stem Additional Product Shot 742
White Redbud - single stem Additional Product Shot 1327